Western Hemisphere

Regional Highlights




The United States is linked to the countries of the Western Hemisphere by physical proximity, shared values, and vast cultural, commercial and demographic ties. Through decades of collaboration and partnership, Western Hemisphere nations have built strong networks that facilitate the efficient movement of knowledge, ideas and technology throughout the region.


Click through to view quotes, successful projects, and scholar stories from throughout the region.

Featured Awards

Award 11398-BR

Award 11416-CA

Award 11433-CO

Award 11448-MX

Award 11461-UY

Award 11477-MC

Resources and Contact us

CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinars 
    The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
  • Past Fulbright recipients in Western Hemisphere
    Stephen Charbonneau, Canada, 2012-2013
    Leah Gerber, Ecuador, 2017-2018
    Allison Karpyn, Bahamas, 2016-2017
    Corinna Campbell, Suriname, 2013-2014
    Stephen Liu Chuen, Brazil, 2014-2015
    David Baluarte, Argentina, 2016-2017
    Jennifer Lee, Mexico, 2017-2018
  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Western Hemisphere can be found in the Scholar Directory.
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at outreach@iie.org.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in the Western Hemisphere region, please contact our regional team at westhem@iie.org or the Catalog of Awards